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Clear Cooperation MLS Policy 8.0

Clear Cooperation MLS Policy 8.0

July 23, 2020

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MLS 8.0 Clear Cooperation Policy

  • A Coming Soon listing must be in the MLS within 1 day of public marketing. If you have a property that is getting ready to go on market and you want to start getting the word out about it (yard signs, flyers displayed in windows, digital marketing on a public facing website including social media, brokerage website displays including IDX and VOWS, digital communications marketing such as email blasts, multi-brokerage listing sharing networks, and on any other applications available to the general public), then you must make this listing known to ALL your fellow members via the MLS the day of or within one business day of doing said marketing.

  • All information for a Coming Soon listing must be filled out as if the listing is being entered as Active; only 1 photo is required

  • Listing will automatically be moved to Active status 14 days after input (if the property is is still not ready to show and BEFORE the listing goes Active (prior to the 14th day), agents have the ability to extend the Start Showing Date up to 14 days in the future)

  • We are currently in an education phase for this new rule - fines/violations will start on August 1st, 2020 

What happens if you do not follow the new Clear Cooperation policy? 

With all rules there are also consequences. We, your friendly MLS Support Staff, will do everything that we can to help make sure you and your agents remain in compliance. If you are ever in doubt or have a question about Coming Soon listings, PLEASE contact us and we will help guide, advise, or clarify your questions or concerns to the best of our ability. Help is available!

However, should a member choose to not follow the rules and is reported for non-compliance and is found in violation of the rule then you, the Broker, will receive a MLS fine of $1,000.00 dollars. Yes, your agent can rack up this fee and it will go directly to you, the Broker. Should the same agent or even a different agent of yours get reported and is found in violation, then you will receive a $2,000.00 dollar fee. A third offense from again the same agent or a different agent, you will be fined $3,000.00 dollars. The max amount that a Broker can be fined is $5,000.00 dollars which would be 5 offenses made by your agent(s). This is a serious policy that comes with a hefty fine so do not take this policy lightly.

What can I do to make sure I don’t get fined?

Our best advice is to make sure you are educating your agents and reminding them that they must follow GEPAR’s MLS Rules and Regulations.  If not then explain how it impacts you as their Broker. Maybe at your next company meeting, you can make this a hot topic item on your agenda. Feel free to share this email with them or inform them of the websites provided to help them better understand.

For now, we are in an “education period” that will last until August 1st, 2020.  Anyone reported for violating Section 1.01 - Clear Cooperation will be contacted by staff along with their Broker and informed again of these changes during this period. Should you or any of your agents get any notice from us, again, please reinforce that they need to follow the rules. Make good use of this educational period to learn and teach so you and your agents are on mark!